You name it – daring, daunting or plain daft – if you’re willing to do it, people will sponsor you!
Getting sponsored needn’t be an additional challenge. Just follow our top tips to online fundraising and you’ll soon reach your target!
How can I get sponsors?
Start by downloading a sponsorship form and then:
- Get sponsorship online
- Start early
- Go to your most generous sponsors first
- Contact those you can’t see face to face
- Ask about ‘matching gifts’ at work
- Carry your sponsorship form at all times
- Give copies of your form to friends and family to raise sponsorship on your behalf
- Download our sponsorship guide for more information.
How do I get sponsored online?
You can use websites such as JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving. Just follow the simple on-screen instructions and create your fundraising page within minutes. Email the link to friends and family, and share it on social media. Your supporters can make a secure donation online, saving you time collecting the money after your fundraiser.
Did you know, you can create fundraisers
to raise money for us on Facebook? Just head to our fundraisers page to start collecting donations today.
All money raised via Facebook fundraising comes straight to us and, there is no charge for their services. All you have to do is set a target and end date, add a title and a short description about why you're raising money. Then choose a lovely cover photo and click create. Once you've done that, remember to post about your fundraiser and invite your friends and family to donate. It's as simple as that!
Tick the Gift Aid box!
If your sponsors are UK taxpayers, please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship
form and on Facebook. For every £1 they give,
Keech Hospice Care receives 25p from
HM Revenue and Customs. Sponsors must supply
their full home address and postcode for us to be able to claim Gift Aid.
What happens if I’ve collected my sponsorship money then can’t take part in the activity?
You must contact your sponsors. Some people may be happy for you to still donate the money, but you must give them the option.
For further guidance, please contact our fundraising team on 01582 707940 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.